Bucky F*cking Dent

  • by David Duchovny
  • Narrated by David Duchovny
  • 6 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Ted Fullilove, aka Mr. Peanut, is not like other Ivy League grads. He shares an apartment with Goldberg, his beloved battery-operated fish; sleeps on a bed littered with yellow legal pads penned with what he hopes will be the next great American novel; and spends the waning malaise-filled days of the Carter administration at Yankee Stadium, waxing poetic while slinging peanuts to pay the rent.
When Ted hears the news that his estranged father, Marty, is dying of lung cancer, he immediately moves back into his childhood home, where a whirlwind of revelations ensues. The browbeating absentee father of his youth is living to make up for lost time, but his health dips drastically whenever his beloved Red Sox lose. And so, with help from a crew of neighborhood old-timers and the lovely Mariana - Marty's Nuyorican grief counselor - Ted orchestrates the illusion of a Sox winning streak, enabling Marty and the Red Sox to reverse the Curse of the Bambino and cruise their way to World Series victory. Well, sort of.
David Duchovny's richly drawn Bucky F*cking Dent is a story of the bond between fathers and sons, Yankee fans, and the Fenway faithful and grapples with the urgent need to find our story in an age of irony and artifice. Culminating in that fateful moment in October of '78 when the meek Bucky Dent hit his way into baseball history with the unlikeliest of home runs, this tragicomic novel demonstrates that life truly belongs to the losers - that the long shots are the ones worth betting on.
Bucky F*cking Dent is a singular tale that brims with the hilarity, poignancy, and profound solitude of modern life.

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David Fucking Duchovny

I took a trip to Louisiana and bought the audiobook for my plane ride there. I have never been one for audiobooks, but listening to this book in David's voice--the way he wanted you to read the book; every pause, every sigh. The book itself is amazing. The story is honestly so pure and good. But listening to it in David's voice brings so much more to the story. Good job, David. Good job.
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- Kelly W.

Did not like monotone delivery

This was a sweet story but material included lots of baseball stats that got a bit taxing especially given the delivery. I don't like to give up so I stuck it out and half way through became engaged by the story. Better with a different reader.
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- Bookworm

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-05-2016
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio